Mozambique: 4 soldiers killed in road attacks
06 November 2013, 17:41
Maputo - Mozambique's state media says opposition fighters
killed four soldiers in two separate attacks amid escalating violence in the
central part of the country.
The Mozambique News Agency reported on Wednesday that three
troops died in an ambush a day earlier by gunmen loyal to Renamo, the former
rebel movement that fought a civil war after independence from Portugal in
The report says Renamo fighters killed one soldier and
injured three civilians, one of whom was pregnant, in a second attack on
vehicles with a military escort on the country's main north-south highway.
Renamo signed a peace deal in 1992 with Mozambique's ruling
party Frelimo. Relations between the two parties have deteriorated ahead of
municipal elections on 20 November and national elections next year.